For two and a half months in 1987 I suffered from a
disease that even the doctors at the Magu and Mkula Hospitals in Tanzania could
not diagnose. I suffered from headache, fever, a burning stomach, and chest
pains. I lost weight, had no strength, and needed a person to help me stand up.
I could walk only with help. I could not sleep. I got thinner and thinner. I
decided that the next day I would go to a friend who used traditional herbal
That very night I had a powerful dream in which I saw the
hand of someone whose face and body were hidden. He pointed to three different
kinds of local trees. He instructed me to use their roots and some of their
leaves to treat myself and another person who had the same sickness as me. I
awoke and could see nobody. I slept twice more and each time had the same dream.
In the morning without hesitation I got the roots of the
first two trees and the leaves of the third tree. After drinking the potion made
from the roots and leaves I fell into a deep sleep. Upon awakening I felt very
tired but better. I continued using this herbal medicine for three weeks. I
gradually felt better and better. I went back to work I have felt healthy until